Christmas Pudding Tea

Over Christmas we have been enjoying some Christmas Pudding loose leaf tea, so I couldn’t resist creating a page using the packaging and a beautiful Christmas Pudding card that I received from a dear friend a couple of years ago.

For the background I smooshed some Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks onto the page by stamping the ink pads onto an acrylic block, spritzing with water and pressing the block onto the paper. Then I stamped the page with holly leaves using Cottage Ivy and Pistachio Memento Ink and added some leftover pieces of green polka dot washi tape. Next I die cut the snowflakes from some recycled white card, covered them with Versamark ink and some glittery Wow! embossing powder; heating them with my heat gun until the powder turned glossy. I arranged them around the edges of the page and added the large Christmas pudding which was an old Christmas card.

I also added the Christmas pudding tea packaging, some die cut holly leaves and berries and also pieces of tartan which are from a Tim Holtz Christmas sticker book. To finish, I added some baubles suspended by strands of silver which are all stickers.

Here’s the lovely shop that we bought the tea from in Arundel which you may remember me featuring in a post last year called The Tea & Biscuit Club.

Their Christmas Pudding tea is a Christmas spiced black tea with a zesty fruit infusion creating a very festive aromatic blend – it tastes yummy!

As T Stands for Tuesday, I’m pleased to share this tea related post with the T Gang! Happy T Day and I hope you all had a lovely Christmastime.

Wishing you a New Year filled with peace, love and happiness!

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

Challenges

I’m pleased to join the lovely Yvonne, aka Meggymay and her Words and Numbers challenge over at Art Journal Journey with the wording on my page.

I’m happy to join in the Stars challenge over at Country View Challenges with all the stars on the baubles.

I’m also joining in the Party Time challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with my T-Party page.

I’m also pleased to be able to join in the fun at Paperbabe Stamps and their #109 – Sketch challenge; I flipped the sketch so the “Paperbabe Stamps” is represented by the “Christmas Pudding” wording and the flower is represented by the other tea packaging and holly leaves.

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Festive Berries)
  • Washi Tape
  • Docrafts Clear Stamp (Christmas Selection)
  • Tsukineko Memento Ink (Cottage Ivy, Pistachio)
  • White card – recycled
  • Tonic Studios Die Set (Falling Snowflake Trio 1792e )
  • Wow! Glitter Embossing Powder (Singing in the rain)
  • Zig Memory System 2-way Glue (Dual Action Glue Pen)
  • Christmas Pudding Card – recycled
  • Pritt Stick
  • Christmas Pudding Tea Packaging – recycled
  • Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Dark Sepia 175 B)
  • X-Press It! double-sided tape
  • White paper – recycled
  • The Range (5×5 Dies Holly)
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology (Christmas Sticker Book #TH93999)
  • Stickers (Silver Borders, Baubles)

17 thoughts on “Christmas Pudding Tea

  1. Simply gorgeous!
    Wishing you and hubby a Happy New Year dear Jo – I hope it’s the best year ever for you that wait around the corner – thanks for all the wonderful inspiration and thank you for all you did this year to support me and the challneges in such a wonderful way.
    All the best for 2020 !

    We had to put our younger ( nearly 10 years old ) Ridgeback girl to sleep on 25th. She just felt so good until a few days before Christmas. We visited the vet and saw that the cancer was just big big big and metastases everywhere. We were so shattered.
    The Vet was so nice and came then after calling him to our house to put her to sleep. Now we have just our pourly nearly 14 years old Liyongo here who obviously misses her.

    I am not so sad as my hubby. He misses her extremly and can’t believe it until now that it went so quickly.

    I am just thankful for the many years with her. She was such an angel!
    Her mother died at the same age and also abruptly and unexpected – the same illness – we heard it just now.

    Big hugs

    Susi

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    • Oh my, so sorry to hear your news! Wishing you and your hubby peace and comfort 😊. Our friends Ridgeback passed away on Saturday too, this is such sad news. Wishing you and yours all the best for 2020 too dear friend! Love and big hugs Jo x

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  2. Jo this is a fabulous page and that tea does sound so delicious. Maybe even better for us than Christmas pudding which I dearly love with white sauce., there would be less calories for starters.
    I love how you used the papers and the images as well. Thank you Jo for your support at Art Journal Journey, it is very much Appreciated..
    Sending you and your OH my best wishes for a Happy and Healthy New YearYvonne xx

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  3. That tea sounds fabulous Jo. I’ve never had Christmas pudding but your page is amazing and now I want to try it someday. I love the holly leaf background and that giant pudding. I bet the real puddings taste as good as that tea sounds. I hope you had a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year Jo! Hugs-Erika

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  4. You always astound me with your incredible journal pages, Jo, and this is no different. Your Christmas pudding journal immediately brought back memories of my grandmother making both Christmas pudding (she called it plum pudding, of course) and mincemeat pies. All that suet did double duty at Christmastime when she made both. You have brought Christmas to life for me with this incredible Christmas pudding and the tea, too.

    Granted, the tea looks less fattening, but equally “sinful.” The pudding with the sauce over the top is as beautiful as I remember. What a fun, fun, and beautiful page you created, dear. It was absolutely a perfect way to end 2019 and honor Yvonne’s theme at Art Journal Journey. It was equally a beautiful entry for T this soon to be Tuesday. What struck me were the glittery snowflakes and the baubles you noted were stickers. You find the BEST embellishments! Thanks for all you do for both AJJ and T Tuesday. I am extremely grateful for your support of both!

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  5. What a wonderful Art page Jo !! I love the background, and I love the christmas pudding card. That ´s a great idea to use it on your page. Amazing !
    Very very Happy New Year dear friend, all the best for you and your family.
    Big hugs, Caty

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  6. That’s a lovely journal page, haven’t had Christmas pud in a long time. I do have one in my cupboard though, sent by a friend in England, so when I have visitors it will be eaten. Have a great 2020, I wish you health and happiness. Hugs, Valerie

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  7. Pistachio Memento Ink makes me feel I want to have a little ice-cream!
    Though not into sweets much this tea sounds yummy and the page is lovely!
    To a wonderful 2020 (fireworks have already (illegally) begun, it´s not even lunch-time!).
    A happy new year and happy T-Day as well, hugs, Iris

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  8. Fabulously bold, bright and lovely – those colours are so vivid and uplifting. Perhaps Christmas Pudding tea would be my best way to enjoy C.P. – I usually buy a tiny individual one, and even then I often don’t get around to eating it before 12th Night!
    Alison x

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